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Tree ID: 268

Yews recorded: Ancient 7m+

Tree girth: 884cm

Girth height: No data

Tree sex: male

Date of visit: 17-Oct-98

Source of earliest mention: 1805: The traveller's guide vol. 1 by Walley Chamberlain Oulton


October 1998 – Tim Hills: Close to the south porch. A stone jacket encases the bole to the height of 7′ / 8′. In the hollows it was possible to see some internal growth – and toilet tissue, cans, etc. By 2009 the enclosing wall had been rebuilt. It is hoped that somebody took photographs of the event, so that we can have an idea of the size and state of the hidden trunk. A girth of 29′ is reported in Meredith’s list found in Chetan and Brueton’s 1994 book The Sacred Yew. It is not known how this was obtained.

Yew trees at Bampton:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
268 Bampton Ancient 7m+ 884cm - view more info
269 Bampton Ancient 5m-7m 579cm - view more info
2328 Bampton Images Currently Unavailable Notable 200cm at the base - view more info